Lesley Turner Bowrey
|Full name||Lesley Rosemary Turner Bowrey|
|ITF name||Lesley Bowrey|
16 August 1942 |
Trangie, New South Wales, Australia
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1997 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 2 (1964)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||F (1964, 1967)|
|French Open||W (1963, 1965)|
|US Open||SF (1967)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1964, 1965, 1967)|
|French Open||W (1964, 1965)|
|US Open||W (1961)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1962, 1967)|
|French Open||F (1962, 1963, 1964)|
|Wimbledon||W (1961, 1964)|
|US Open||F (1962)|
Lesley Rosemary Turner Bowrey, AM (née Turner; born 16 August 1942) is a retired female tennis player from Australia. Her career spanned two decades from the late 1950s until the late 1970s. Turner Bowrey won the singles title at the French Championships, one of the four Grand Slam events, in 1963 and 1965. In addition she won 11 Grand Slam events in doubles and mixed doubles. Turner Bowrey achieved her highest singles ranking of No. 2 in 1964.
Bowrey won 13 Grand Slam titles during her career: two in singles, seven in women's doubles, and four in mixed doubles. She lost in the final of 14 other Grand Slam events.
Bowrey was the runner-up at four Grand Slam singles tournaments. She lost in the final of the French Championships to Court in 1962 and to Françoise Dürr in 1967. She lost in the final of the Australian Championships to Court in 1964 and to Nancy Richey in 1967.
Bowrey was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and received the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in 1997. The award is given to the female player who by character, sportsmanship, manners, and spirit of cooperation has contributed to the growth of the game of tennis. In 1998 she was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1962||French Championships||Clay||Margaret Court||3–6, 6–3, 5–7|
|Winner||1963||French Championships||Clay||Ann Haydon-Jones||2–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1964||Australian Championships||Grass||Margaret Court||3–6, 2–6|
|Winner||1965||French Championships (2)||Clay||Margaret Court||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1967||Australian Championships (2)||Grass||Nancy Richey Gunter||1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||1967||French Championships (3)||Clay||Françoise Dürr||6–4, 3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runners-up)
Grand Slam tournament record
- Australian Championships
- Mixed Doubles champion: 1962, 1967
- Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1963
- French Championships
- Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1962, 1963, 1964
- Mixed Doubles champion: 1961, 1964
- U.S. Championships
- Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1962
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australia||QF||2R||3R||QF||SF||F||3R||3R||F||SF||2R||A||2R||A||3R||A||1R||QF||1R||A||A||0 / 16|
|France||A||A||4R||F||W||SF||W||A||F||A||SF||A||QF||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||2 / 9|
|Wimbledon||A||A||2R||QF||4R||SF||QF||A||QF||QF||QF||A||4R||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 10|
|United States||A||A||QF||4R||A||2R||A||A||SF||A||2R||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 6|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 4||0 / 4||1 / 3||0 / 4||1 / 3||0 / 1||0 / 4||0 / 2||0 / 4||0 / 0||0 / 3||0 / 0||0 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||2 / 41|
SR – the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. Bowrey participated only in the January edition.
- "Lesley Bowrey". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- "The Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award". USTA. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "Player Profiles – Lesley (Turner) Bowrey". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "The Queen's Birthday 2009 Honours List". Government House of The Commonwealth of Australia.
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